Local handyman’s act of kindness to fix unsafe park for young children
A local handyman is being praised by residents for his act of kindness in fixing an unsafe park for young children to once again enjoy.
Wayne’s Handyman Services saw a post on Facebook from a concerned parent about a swing frame missing bolts at a park on Albion Street.
The parent has become worried that the structure was unsafe and reported the matter to North East Lincolnshire Council.
However, Wayne decided to take matters into his own hands to give parents and children alike a safe space to play and have fun.
Out of his own pocket, he bought a nut and washer to fix the loved swing frame so parents and grandparents no longer have to worry about children’s safety.
Sharing his selfless act on Facebook he wrote: “After seeing a post on Facebook someone saying the swing frame on a park at Albion Street Grimsby had bolts missing/ making it unsafe and they’ve reported it to the council but as we all know that takes time and in the meantime, while waiting for someone to pick up that email and send to the relevant department then getting the maintenance team etc to go fix the issue and while waiting for it to be fixed maybe a child got hurt or injured.
“I’ve been and fixed the problem bolt out nipped to a local shop and got a nut and washer for this and came back put on and made it safe again for kids to enjoy without parents/grandparents worry of any child getting upset or hurt in any way all because someone decides would be fun to undo and take bolts out of a kids swing frame.
“If people want to share so others are aware it’s safe to play on feel free to do so.”
Unfortunately, one bolt was still missing but when Wayne returned with the correct bolt, which a company gave to him for free, he found that the swing had been fixed!
Many praised Wayne for his selfless act, as one mother wrote: “Thank you very much Wayne, it’s good to see some decent people about still. It was upsetting that someone could do that to a child’s play area, after I and a lot of other mums put a lot of time into raising money and rebuilding the park. Your work and time is very much appreciated.”
Another said: “Thank you Wayne for sorting this out for the children. I remember playing on the orange climbing frame in this park when I was little. It beggars belief that someone would take the trouble to take a bolt out. Didn’t anyone see them as it probably took some time to do?”